The Early Arrival of Dreams: A Year in China

The Early Arrival of Dreams: A Year in China

by Rosemary Mahoney

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Overview

One year before the protests in Tiananmen Square, Rosemary Mahoney participated in a teaching exchange between Harvard and Hangzhou University. At Hangzhou she was able to overcome her students' usual rigidity and achieve a rare and intimate glimpse of their culture and their attitudes. This remarkable memoir captures both the dreams and the grim realities her Chinese students faced within the confines of an oppressive political regime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618035496
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 02/12/2003
Edition description: First Mariner Books Edition
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

ROSEMARY MAHONEY is the author of Whoredom in Kimmage, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the New York Times Notable Book The Early Arrival of Dreams. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, she lives in Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Shy, Quiet, Modest3
Yang Shiren14
Building and Buffalo24
The People's English28
Ming Yu35
Correct Goals46
A Promising Party58
In the Botanical Garden74
Huang the Fat85
The Early Arrival of Dreams97
Dr. Fu107
Maria112
In the City124
Shanghai135
"Wake Up from Nightmare"158
Yu Xing176
"Make Way for Men Who Look Like Men"185
A Life in the Country198
Japan208
A New Coat230
Professor Li236
Red Noise256
"The Shameful End of Hitler"261
The Engineering College275
Cao, Translator of Novels283
Examination293
The East is Red312
Postscript320

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